5 Great Museum Restaurants

1.- The Hermitage Restaurant, St. Petersburg, Russia.

St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, founded almost 250 years ago by Catherine the Great, is home to a grand restaurant (located in the General Staff building) serving authentic Imperial-era Russian recipes in rooms fit for, well, a czar. The menu offers Russian specialties like chocolate babka, as well as international favorites like soups, salads, and deep-dish-style pizzas. Choose to dine in one of 10 rooms, including one with a spectacular view overlooking Palace Square.

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2.- Nerua at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

At Nerua, modern Michelin-starred Spanish cuisine makes a smart match for Frank Gehry’s undulating glass-and-titanium architecture at this Bilbao outpost of the Guggenheim Museum. Situated next to a massive Richard Serra installation, and overlooking the river it was named for, Nerua’s interior dining space is minimalist and serene, while the kitchen, helmed by El Bulli alum Josean Martínez Alija, turns out creative dishes that stand up to the museum’s collections.

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3.- The Ludwig Museum Café, Cologne, Germany

Perched above the Rhine with an open glass facade facing the city skyline, the restaurant at this contemporary art (Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein) museum has been described as a “Rhineland paradise for epicures” with a menu renowned for its focus on locally sourced ingredients. Even the Ludwig Café’s famous sausages come directly from its own slaughterhouse.

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4.- Musée d’Orsay Restaurant, Paris

While the 112-year-old Musee D’orsay Restaurant—once the glittering jewel of the famed Hotel D’Orsay—still delights with its sparkling chandeliers and richly muraled ceilings, fans of the modern can dine in the museum’s companion Café Campana, pictured, opened during the D’Orsay’s recent renovation. The menu at both eateries is classic French cuisine, the perfect pairing for the vast Impressionist (Renoir, Manet, Degas, Cézanne) collection housed in the museum’s galleries.

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5.- Café Sabarsky, Neue Galerie, New York

Authentic Viennese is on the menu at the Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to modern Austrian and German art and design, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Done up in period furnishings (Josef Hoffmann lights, Adolf Loos furniture), this café evokes turn-of-the-20th-century Austria, and tastes like it, too, with classic dishes like Wiener Schnitzel devised by chef Kurt Gutenbrunner.

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The photograph of Jody Mcdonald

Jody Mcdonald is a Canadian photographer who currently resides in the city of Bristol.

He specializes in documentary, sports, adventure and nature photography.His images have been awarded in many international contests and have worked for National Geographic, Red Bull, Out, BBC, Islands, and Men’s Journal among others.

He currently collaborates with Leica Camera AG published on his blog and is represented by National Geographic Creative.

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Swagger – Trailer

The documentary Swagger was released on 16 November, after being selected in Cannes for the ACID. The movie directed by Olivier Babinet exposes us 11 portraits of children and teenagers leave in disadvantaged neighborhood in France.

This teenagers give us their thinking, feels and dreams. The documentary is close to the fiction and videoclip, we travel across the lights et locals of the city.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

In the new film, which will be released next year and is produced by Disney, Emma Watson is in charge of playing the protagonist and Dan Stevens to the beast.

They complete the cast figures like Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci and Josh Gad.

New Bonobo album: ‘Migration’

Simon Green the name behind Bonobo has revealed his plans for 2017, the British producer will release his long awaited album “Migration”, only three years after releasing The North Borders. Bonobo shared the dates of his next tour to share this new project during 2017.

The formula that has to involve nature and elicit a euphoric feeling in us through the study of space and people is the magic behind his two previous productions “Black Sands” and “The North Borders”. The album will go on sale on January 13, 2017.

An album titled Migration, from which he revealed the song Kerala, in an unexpected and beautiful video clip where the movements of a woman synchronise on the beat.

Art Station : Montpellier

A French art collective replaced ads with artworks in Montpellier tramway stations in June 2016.

The goal was to create a truly democratic art gallery. They now suggest to repeat the action in Paris metro stations.

Chaplin Museum in Switzerland

The first museum dedicated to the work of Charlie Chaplin, has opened in the filmmaker’s former home in Vevey, Switzerland.

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Originally conceived of in 2000, Chaplin’s World is the brainchild of Swiss architect Philippe Meylan and Quebec-based museographer (and lifelong Chaplin fan) Yves Durand, whose singular goal was to construct a place that would allow visitors to discover the man behind the movies. As such, the museum’s two main attractions are the Manoir and the Studio.

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In the Manoir, guests are introduced to Chaplin, the family man as they learn about the Chaplins’ life in Switzerland. The home has been restaged with many of its original furnishings and personal items, including photographs and family mementos, with each room focused on a particular facet of Chaplin’s personal life. The dining room, for example, pays tribute to the family’s everyday routines and the many Hollywood celebrities who visited with them.

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The interactive studio gives Chaplin fans the opportunity to step into the shoes of the noted comedian—first with a montage of clips from the more than half-century he spent writing, directing, and acting in movies, followed by access to recreated scenes and sets from his most famous films, while wax figures of Chaplin’s famous co-stars look on. Step inside the cabin from The Gold Rush in the midst of a simulated blizzard, sit in the barber’snytimes chair from The Great Dictator, or get stuck in the cogs of the newfangled machine from Modern Times—all of which make it feel like more of a theme park.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The new trailer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just been revealed with new pictures and new clues about the story.

To remember the adventure will take place between the 3rd and the 4th episodes, and before the first movie, released in 1977. The casting will count actors like Felicity Jones and Forest Withaker.